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Colonel Slaughter


Artist: Roller
Artist's Description
Following defeat in battle a confederate colonel leads his brigade into the desert

Genre(s): Rock, Art Rock, Alternative Country, Folk Rock, General Rock
Mood(s): Anthemic, Cool, Flowing, Proud
Style(s): Action Adventure, Alternative, Ballad
Language(s): English
Colonel SlaughterStandard License:$75.00
Extended License:$250.00

Colonel Slaughter

By Roller
Colonel Slaughter sat high on his horse
With his hobnail boots full colours of course
And with sand in our eyes, blind horses and fools,
We followed the colonel's efficiency rules

Ever forwards into the desert we rode
Away from the mountains and rivers that flowed
With the blood of the men whose lives were but tokens
In a war we had lost, a Confederate broken

CHORUS
On the day that the colonel's brigade died
And into the valley of death we will ride
Repeat

The sun was so hot and the blue sky was too clear
But we followed the colonel through love and not fear
For he was our leader, our mentor, our guide
And he led us with honour and anger and pride

Then day followed day
In disgrace and despair
And the colonel marched on with a wild distant stare,
And a soldier behind me cried out in strange tongues
And he took his own life
With the pull on a trigger
Of a gun

CHORUS
On the day that the 7th brigade died
And into the valley of death we will ride

Blind faith for water
The trade was complete
As the colonel he led us
To our death in the heat
And with cracked lips and dry throat and broken heart cried
'In defeat we have lived boys, but in victory died'

On the day that the colonel's brigade
And into the valley of death we will ride

So into this valley of death I will ride
And this medal of honour shall fall by my side
and the men of the 7th shall die to a man
As their pride is restored in these harsh desert lands

On the day that the 7th brigade died
On the day that the colonel's brigade died.

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